For Millennials. By Millennials.
Remember Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America? Well, its sequel is underway and set for release in March! Amazon Prime Studios decided to fund the sequel, named Come 2 America, and they have now also released a trailer for the film.
What is Coming 2 America about?
Fans who are eagerly waiting for Coming 2 America finally got a sneak peek of the film. The sequel features comedy legend Eddie Murphy as the crowned Prince Akeem of the fictional African nation Zamunda. The plot of the film follows Akeem, 30 years after the original release of Coming to America, who is about to be crowned King. However, he first has to fulfil his father’s dying wish – he has to find his long lost brother that he never knew. And his name is Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler), a Queens street-savvy guy.
The dying King Jaffe Joffer, played by James Earl Jones, says in the opening scenes of the trailer on his deathbed:
You must heed my words before I’m gone, my son. Now, you will be king! But the throne must pass to a male heir. Akeem, it appears you have a son. He must be found.
And so, Akeem ventures to America along with his trusted friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall). Therefore, you can expect an absolutely crazy journey!
The official synopsis of Coming 2 America from Amazon Studios reads:
Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.
Furthermore, the cast of Coming 2 America in the synopsis is:
Original cast favorites from Coming to America return including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson), and the motley barbershop crew. Joining this star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor, making ‘Coming 2 America’ the most anticipated comedy film of the year.
According to a recent interview by Arsenio Hall with theGrio, he says that fans will not be disappointed by the sequel. In the interview, he promised “surprises” in Coming 2 America, saying:
I wanted to put my foot in this one. Everything worked out good. Everybody brought their A-game every day, giving 100 percent, on time. When you see the outtakes, you’ll realize how much fun we had. You’ll watch the outtakes and say, ‘They shouldn’t have even paid them, because they had too much fun. That’s not no job.’
Coming 2 America was initially set for release this year, with Paramount Pictures funding the project. But, COVID-19 thought otherwise and in October, Amazon Prime announced that they’ll fund the film and purchased the distribution rights for $125 million.
Expect to see Coming 2 America on Amazon Prime on March 5, 2021. Until then, here’s the trailer.